Cotton Exports (British Colonies).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 21st February 1935.

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Photo of Sir Harold Sutcliffe Sir Harold Sutcliffe , Royton

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the heavy decrease in the exports of cotton piece-goods to British Colonies; and whether, as a result of recent local legislation, there has been any improvement in the volume of such exports?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

I am, of course, aware of the decline in the exports of United Kingdom cotton piece-goods to the Colonial Empire during the last few years, but I believe that the quota systems introduced last year in a number of territories have been effective in reversing the process. Reports on the operation of the quotas which are now being received indicate a definite improvement in imports from the United Kingdom in the latter part of last year.